Anyone have any idea or thoughts on why the past few Mondays have so busy? All the Mondays in September have been the busiest days of the weeks.
Many of the YouTube bloggers have been commenting on how busy Mondays have been for a while now. "Mondays are ths new Saturday. " is what they have been saying.
They must all be at Disneyland. We were at Knotts Berry Farm on Monday, Sep 18, and all but one ride was a walk-on.
I have been of the opinion for years that Mondays always feel busier at DLR. My theory has always been that it might not be as busy as a Friday-Sunday but the way they staff it is disproportionately less to the crowds from Fri-Sun.
A working example of that is on the weekends during peak season there’s hardly ever a line for security at Harbor or entry to the parks because they have it staffed to capacity, even at the peak arrival time just before park opening. But on a Monday, come at the same time and you’ve got at least a 10-15 min line for either/both and noticeably less security tables & turnstiles staffed.
Im reading this blog : Disneyland Crowd Tracker – Is It Packed? – Real-Time Crowd Tracking – IsItPacked.com
And it makes it sound like Disneyland is packed and busy everyday to the point that it is unenjoyable.
Is that the case??
While I haven’t been there since May, I have been monitoring wait times lately, and while this week does seem busy, it doesn’t seem overly crowded. With a good plan, Genie+ and mobile order for food you can still get most if not all things done. How many days are you going?
Reading about shoulder to shoulder crowds, long waits are making me reconsider!
We’d go 2 days for Disneyland. 10/31& 11/1 if we stick with it.
We’d skip dca, no interest in a lot there .
Main goal would be doing the things that are different than wdw .
Seems like a lot of the things we want to do aren’t even on genie +
What’s happened is that between the pricing scheme for 1-day tickets and blackouts for Magic Key holders is that they’ve pretty much just leveled out the crowds. They’ve shifted a lot of excessive demand from the traditionally busy holidays to spread out out more evenly across the board.
And I’ve definitely noticed that the “higher crowd” traditional days (that coincidentally they charge the most for) don’t feel as overwhelmingly busy and everything is staffed to keep lines manageable everywhere and crowd flow efficient and generally pleasant.
Recommend watching FreshBaked on YouTube. This is one of his newest ones where he walks around the park & shows the crowds & wait times.
We were at DLR last week and I didn’t feel that the crowds were horrible. Walking around was difficult at times, but we rarely waited more than 30 minutes for anything. Radiator Springs was a 60 min wait, but we did single rider and it was a walk-on. Rise I think was about 40 mins.